Hernan Cuervo is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), at the University of Melbourne. He is currently co-Leader of the 'Wellbeing, Policy & Pathways' Academic Group, and the leader of the Youth Research Collective. Hernan’s research program is built around the project of addressing equity and social justice for young people, with a particular focus on rural spaces, spanning the fields of youth studies, rural education and theory of justice. In over two hundred publications, keynote addresses, and presentations, he has contributed to academic debates on the structural character of inequalities in school to work transitions experienced by young people, particularly in rural communities; and on the application of theory of justice (distribution and recognition) to the experiences of rural students and teachers. Hernan contributes to the MGSE teaching program by coordinating and lecturing in the Master of Education, Master of Teaching, the Graduate Certificate of Education Research and at an undergraduate level. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Youth Studies (Springer) and co-editor of the book series 'Perspective on Children and Young People' (Springer). His latest books are: 'Youth and the New Adulthood: Generations of Change' (co-editor - Springer); 'Youth, Inequality and Social Change in the Global South' (editor - Springer); and 'Thinking about Belonging in Youth Studies' (co-author - Palgrave).